Women

At U. of Georgia, Furor Over Clarence Thomas

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At campus rocked by allegations of mishandling sexual harassment cases, news that the justice would speak at commencement felt to some faculty like a slap in the face.

Is Phyllis Schlafly Worthy of an Honorary Doctorate?

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Decision by Washington U. in St. Louis at this year's graduation angers many advocates for women.

Unwanted Sexual Contact, in Context

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Unusual report explores the relational and social contexts of campus incidents.

Is There a Crisis in Education of Males?

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Women's group issues report arguing that class and race are more powerful than gender in trends facing boys, but others question the analysis.

Does Academe Hinder Parenthood?

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2 new studies suggest that many professors, especially women, are less likely than other professionals or men in their field to have kids.

Virginia Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to College Admitting Men

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Cases are among several being used by some alumni leaders to fight decisions by their alma maters.

'Quiet Desperation' of Academic Women

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Interviews with 80 female faculty members at a research university -- the largest qualitative study of its kind -- have found that many women in careers are deeply frustrated by a system that they believe undervalues their work and denies them opportunities for a balanced life. While the study found some overt discrimination in the form of harassment or explicitly sexist remarks, many of the concerns involved more subtle "deeply entrenched inequities."

Redefining Where Salary Gaps Linger

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New analysis of start of academic careers finds gender equity except at research universities, where women face 9% deficit. Black and Latino professors found to earn more than others.

Women in Sociology -- Satisfied, but Not Equal

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10 years after they have earned their Ph.D., females in the field are achieving success, but survey finds key gaps in family and professional life.

How Students Experience Violence

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New study tracks extent of emotional, physical and sexual violence. Among the findings -- reported rates of relationship violence are higher pre-college.

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